Elderly couple calls police because they are 'lonely'

Hands of coupled married for over 50 years

Officers in England went above and beyond to provide comfort to a lonely elderly couple.

Great Manchester Police tweeted that two of its officers were sent to the Middleton home of a Fred Thomson and his 95-year-old wife Doris, who called its emergency 999 line because they were feeling lonely.

The two officers, PCs Stu Ockwell and Andy Richardson, spent half an hour chatting with Thomson and his wife, while boiling a kettle of hot water for the couple. Thomson told BBC that the small act of kindness was extremely touching.

"It's part of neighborhood policing to me," PC Ockwell simply stated when questioned about whether police officers should be spending their time responding to these types of phone calls, rather than more serious crimes. His partner agreed.

The police officer's actions had the support of the public. Many users on Twitter praised the PCs for their kind gesture.

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